The Texans no longer have Vince Wilfork at nose tackle. Instead, it’s D.J. Reader’s job.

Reader did enough last season with seven starts, 22 tackles and one sack that the Texans have no worries about his ability to man the middle in the NFL’s top-ranked defense.

“We have very high expectations of D.J.,” Texans defensive line coach Antony Weaver said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I think you saw just a glimpse of what he’s capable of a year ago. He’s another guy that since he’s been back, you can tell he’s, and I think I speak for the whole defense, they all have a little bit of a chip [on their shoulders].

Source: Pro Football Talk

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